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#AsoEbiBella Family Goals! 4 Generations Honoured their 78 Year Old Nigerian-Ghanaian Matriarch with a Kente & Akwete Photo Shoot

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Ghanaian and Nigerian Family Photo Shoot_Kente_1Uzoma Okwumo sent this amazing photo shoot to honour her only living grandparent, half-Nigerian (Igbo) and Ghanaian Helen Ama Tarigbo.

She shared,

My grandmother is turning 78 years old next month. Earlier this year, she fell really sick, and once she recovered, it made us realize that as many memories as we had with her, we haven’t done anything recently to honor her nor did we have a nice picture to remember her by. She is after all the only living grandparent that we have left on this earth. One night as I was sleeping, I woke up with this vivid vision of a way to honor her. You see, my grandmother is half Ghanaian and half Nigerian.

I figured since she has 4 generations of her extension existing on this earth, why not show her just how blessed she has been and just how much we appreciate her for being the rock of our family. We would dress up in traditional Ghanaian kente clothes and traditional Nigerian (Igbo) fabric akwete and do a photoshoot which will be framed and presented to her on her birthday on November 26th. It was a lot of hard work planning it and finally executing it, but we pulled it off.

Through these pictures, we were able to capture Herself, One of her Daughters, Her Grandkids, and her Great Grandkids. We intentionally did not include the husbands and the dads in the pictures because 1. They’re not too fond of pictures, and 2. We wanted to keep it to my grandmother and her direct extensions. We blessed her with a one of a kind, original photo shoot that hasn’t been done before.

Please help us honor our Grandmother Helen Ama Tarigbo as we pay homage to our Nigerian/Ghanaian roots, and also recognize our photographer.

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Ending the Day with Prayer

Ending the Day with Prayer

Photography: Betsy Jane Photography

23 Comments

  1. Oge beauty

    October 26, 2016 at 6:01 am

    This is awesome. I’m beginning to crack my brain too on how to mine possible. Colourful outfits

    • ATL's finest

      November 3, 2016 at 2:41 am

      Lol ok! This is so beautiful & I have ALWAYS thought of pulling one off for my grandma but Jeez, everyone is scattered all over the world. Can I get all of us together ?? The ones in the States can pull it off but will the rest be happy?? 🙂 my prayer is well all make it to Nigeria the same time including Granny so we can do it for her as well.

  2. Oge beauty

    October 26, 2016 at 6:02 am

    *make *.

  3. Ada Nnewi

    October 26, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Beautiful! You guys are so lucky and blessed to still have her around…I’ve lost both my grandmas.. Awesome kick ass women! This made me realise how much I miss them! Real life Amazons! The real Mama unukwus!

  4. marlee

    October 26, 2016 at 6:42 am

    strong beautiful women. i love love love.

  5. Ify

    October 26, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Awww. This is so beautiful. They are all beautiful and handsome.

  6. Marian

    October 26, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Awww, This is a very beautiful concept. Did one with my grandma and i think everyone should do one too if they can afford it. It’s the little things. You gotta celebrate loved ones while they are still alive to enjoy it.

    Bellanaija! Please!!!! Let us rest this Goal thing. It don do.

  7. ENO

    October 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

    GUESS THIS WILL BE TRENDING SOON….LOVE IN THE AIR FOR GRANMA

  8. Pink

    October 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Very Beautiful!!!

  9. Allie

    October 26, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your grandma. I wish her many more years of health and happiness. May she continue to enjoy and be celebrated by her progeny. Such a blessing ?

    My mom’s birthday is also on the 26th of November ?. I will show her these pictures. I’m sure she’ll enjoy them.

  10. dee256

    October 26, 2016 at 10:35 am

    the little girl smiling alone in the picture is too adorable!

  11. bree

    October 26, 2016 at 10:42 am

    i’m half Ghanaian (dad) half igbo (mum) too and this is seriously deep for me…like just imagine this is me in old age

  12. Kri

    October 26, 2016 at 11:52 am

    This put such a huge smile on my face ?

  13. kadbella

    October 26, 2016 at 11:52 am

    So beautiful…..i am teary eye

  14. bea

    October 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

    BUT THIS FAMILY likes interracial moves sha!!!
    A quarter Nigerian still go marry oyinbo.
    So that oyinbo boy na 1/25th Nigerian.
    LOL!!!!

    Happy birthday grandma. love you loads. and this is a beautiful concept by the way.

    • nawa

      October 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Hahaha, see analysis

  15. mgtss.blogspot.com

    October 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    So cute, i just asked myself how come i don’t own an Akwete fabric but have a Kente one, i am so getting one, love it!

  16. Wanluv

    October 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    My grandma was half Nigerian half Ghanaian she passed away not too long ago. This shoot is so lovely. Makes me miss her so much.

  17. lovesake

    October 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Grandma. This is beautiful. I tap into this blessings too in Jesus Name

  18. nawa

    October 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    One word
    Blessings

  19. Loveth Best

    October 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    So lovely

  20. Yvy

    October 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    One of her sons looks like falz. Anyone else sees that? This is all shades of beautiful!

  21. nnenne

    October 27, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Where can I get some pretty akwete cloth?
    Do they still make them ?
    BTW lovely people ..Beautiful concept

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